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    the "six rat holes"

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    "Physical and mental energy leaks through what Swami Sivananda referred to as the "six rat-holes" in the body. The shutting up of these main holes will bring about the closing of many other minor...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Hello Sarabhanga,
    "I can waste many hours confirming sanskrit translations and defining terms and contexts, and it will all be ignored or countered with arguments copied from another web-site merely...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    There is no aspect of Om that Atman is not free in. Atman is freedom, freedom in and of Being.
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Sarabhanga,

    "...can be applied to beings which are eternal, unborn, and which are always of the nature of homogeneous consciousness"

    What beings?

    (ultimately there are no beings or...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Hello Atanu,


    "IV-46. Thus Consciousness is unborn; thus the souls are regarded to be unborn. Those who realise thus certainly do not fall into misfortune."

    I see a major contradiction in...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Hello Atanu,

    Thanks for the additional viewpoints and sources of information. I'm sorry but I'm not completely sure of what you are trying to say with your considerate post in regards to the...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Hello Sarabhanga,

    If I'm not mistaken one can not lose the soul in Hinduism, although it may suffer for a very, very long time.

    Anyway I get the drift, although the alluding to via a...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Unless or until one knows with a knowing that is beyond any form of regular knowing or knowledge, then all of these texts are more or less speculation imo, ..although certain texts could be better...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    "And thus,

    “Everywhere and everything, if not regarded as the manifestation of god, is ignorance of god; and everywhere and everything, if regarded as the manifestation of god, is the realization...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    predictable.
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Hello Sarabhanga,

    “The world, if understood incorrectly is false, the world, if understood correctly is true.” #1. My words only.

    explained only by, #2...Not exactly or perhaps not at all...
  12. Thread: Faith

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    Re: Faith

    Hello Suresh,

    "Unfortunately, I don't. Sorry!"

    Ok, maybe another time.

    Om
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    "misinterpreted..."

    By Yutang Lin

    "Teaching of "Non-form" indicates non-attachment to form.
    Misinterpreted, it is adopted as holding to absence of form.
    Abiding in no forms at all, one falls into the abyss of...
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    Re: Faith

    Namaste Suresh,

    My experience is that the abyss is not crossed without the help and power of faith, also some types of snakes are very hungry and are not held back with logic or knowledge...
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    Namaste Atanu,

    Very well said and sincerely touching in heart!

    "The Song Sang Itself"
    Om Tat Sat
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    Hello Nuno,

    I was thinking of the aspect(s) of Om in movement, similar to breath in movement. (alluded to as the singing suns)

    And, the Silence (however one may try to describe it such as,...
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    Re: My Experiences with ISKCON

    Imo: negation of mentation is a key part of what is meant...which delivers one to a different kind of threshold, and that threshold is not crossed without involment of the power of faith, which is...
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    Re: Faith

    Hello Ganeshprasad,

    Indeed and thank you for your contribution!

    Faith is vital to the path and is not only defined as being blind.
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    Faith

    From the Chhandogya Upanishad

    Chapter XIX — Reflection depends upon Faith

    1. "When one has faith, only then does one reflect. One who does not have faith does not reflect. Only one who...
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    Hello Nuno,

    "Please ask me if you do not know what I am talking about" hmm, I thought that was what Sarabhanga was alluding to...

    And thanks anyway but I'm not looking for a Guru on the...
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    Re: My Experiences with ISKCON

    Hello Sarabhanga,

    Those were some very good points :cool1: !

    Om
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Gentlemen,

    In your opinion, or teaching, what allows the native or sadhu to see the world correctly? What brings 20-20 vision on this matter? Yajvan

    What do you mean by “the world”, and...
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    Gaudapada
    "III-26. On the ground of non-apprehension (of Brahman), all the preceding instruction (for Its comprehension) is negated by the sruti..."

    Atanu, That is a fine quote.
    ...
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Another pov: the world, if understood incorrectly is false, the world, if understood correctly is true.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------


    Some quotes:
    ...
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    pardon me,

    ...or in other words non-duality kills the duality of life and death (with 'kills' being used in a manner of speaking)

    Perhaps a look at the Isa Upanisad, chapter 1, 12-14
    ...
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    Hello Nuno,

    "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" is a perfectly sensible question to me.

    Om
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    Hello Atanu,
    I have not studied the dualistic school you speak of but thanks for the quotes. Listed below is another commentary that speaks of or for the non-dualistic school.

    Quoted excerpt...
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    Hello Ganeshprasad,
    Thank you for your feedback.

    "And that self can not be less then its creation and when he says his form is transcendental and never deteriorates I have no reason to doubt...
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    Hello Ganeshprasad,

    Borrowing part of and reflecting on your quote my pov is:

    "...You alone know Yourself by Yourself"...which could be said to be the "Soul of the soul" or Soul of all souls,...
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    Hello Atanu,

    Borrowing from and reflecting on your last post;
    All use of Pranas in the end is given back in service and Love, thus "Spirit unto Spirit" is the nature that gives freedom to one...
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    Re: beginner and expert

    Hello Suresh,

    I've read some of the Buddhist texts that refer to talks between the historic Buddha and Brahmins, and I agree with you that they seem or are biased. Also, I have posted at Buddhist...
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    Re: Hinduism and India's Decline

    ...renunciation is the path for the monks or renunciates, and not the path of householders, yet both help one another. Also, karma yoga (and other forms of yoga!) works with and or is used in both...
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    Re: My Experiences with ISKCON

    Pardon me for jumping in on this thread; I have not studied very much about ISKCON, but wasn't there a big issue (for several years in the U.S.) about them buying many guns and more or less using...
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    Re: Hindu view of Jesus

    I suggest reading (if one hasn't already?) "Autobiography of a Yogi" for further comparisons and or information regarding a Yogi's view Jesus.
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    following Om in creative emanation "develops", (cosmic creation)
    following Om in reverse of emanation "devours". (cosmic dissolution)

    In a manner of speaking
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    Hello Ganeshprasad,

    To me your quote more or less answers your query, as in:

    "Query is what is the position of jiva in relation to Parmatma?"
    Paramatman or "He devours and develops all....
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    Re: The Material Cause...

    Hello Sarabhanga,

    Excuse me, what exactly is meant by "Advaita corpus"...do you mean written texts and spoken teachings?
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    Hello Ganeshprasad,


    "If individual soul has a beginning and end then there is no question of carrying on. Krishna here is describing the state of Atma that resides in this body, and says in no...
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    Hello Ganeshprasad,

    An Excellent quote by you: "The senses are said to be superior (to matter or the body), the mind is superior to the senses, the intellect is superior to the mind, and Atma is...
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    Hello Devotee,

    You asked, "Can you elaborate what you intend to indicate with the term, 'life force" ?

    Below is what I feel is a great explanation (!) via an excerpt from:

    The chhandogya...
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    Re: Hinduism and India's Decline

    All the dharmas which have limits can be jumped over (so to speak) but only by the unlimited power which is by the Supreme Law of Love which does not "crush toes" but uplifts and enlivens souls.
    ...
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    Hello Ganeshprasad,

    "Very good question but then the subject matter is beyond the realm of logic..."

    Indeed and well said. For we are not really our minds or anything they may contain, even...
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    Namaste Devotee,

    "why do we get bored with things we initially enjoy ?"

    If we are moving with the life force nothing can bore us, whether we are scrubbing the floor or at a major religious...
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    Re: beginner and expert

    Hello Yajvan,

    Yes, one might say in a way that a "Buddha" has gone full circle.

    Thanks the additional quote. :)

    Om
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    beginner and expert

    If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything;
    it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are
    many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.

    Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi
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    "quarter of a second" Yoga

    Papaji begins the satsang by reading from a book about Swami Rama Tirtha, his uncle. Then he reads out letters from devotees and answers some of them.

    "Silence is in your heart, you cannot get...
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    Re: Hinduism and India's Decline

    Namaste Nuno,

    Thanks for the feedback and your pov.. Best Regards.

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    Om
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    Re: Hinduism and India's Decline

    Hello Sarabhanga,

    Your post #21 (and certain others) sounded like your shared and or given reflections related to personal anguish and or frustrations, (?) at least to me.

    Anyway, is there...
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    Re: Hinduism and India's Decline

    Hello Sarabhanga,

    When you state, "as unnecessary obstacles suddenly appear in the way"

    I tend to wonder about the help of Lord Ganesha, ...which is the Hindu teaching that I've heard given...
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    Re: hiya .. i'm new here

    Hello Zara,

    Best wishes on your spiritual search. Om

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    Bob
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